Damn The Torpedos

Today, with the collapse of so many specialized distributors, the challenge of independent filmmaking has become all the more arduous. For the independent producer, it's a time of survival of the fittest-of the lean and mean; of the most savvy and streetwise; of those who, tossed into the deep end without company or studio support, learn to swim. A few of the more wily, active individuals in the field will discuss ways and means of stayin' alive in the nineties.


Jim Stark, co-producer of Dawn by Law, Coffee & Cigarettes I & II (Memphis version) and Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch; producers' rep. of Stronger Than Paradise, Candy Mountain, Just Like America

Robert Newmyer, president and chief executive officer, Outlaw Productions; producer, sex,lies. and videotape; former vice-president of production and acquisitions, Columbia Pictures

Karen Murphy, producer, Ture Stories, Drugstore Cowboy, This Is Spinal Tap

Todd McCarthy, screenwriter, Preston Sturges: King of the B's, Hollywood Mavericks; author (forthcoming) Howard Hawks, Hollywood Stories; former Variety film critic,1979-1989

Ira Deutchrnan, president, The Deutchman Company; former president of marketing and distribution, Cinecom Entertainment Group


Tom Rothman, president, Worldwide Production, The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Friday, January 26. 1:00 p.m.
Prospector Square Theatre



Robert Newmyer
Todd McCarthy
Jim Stark
Thomas Rothman
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